Student Guides in France
Interested in an AMAZING work and life experience? Want to learn more about Canada, France and yourself?
The Student Guide Program is a unique, rewarding opportunity for Canadian youth to live and work in France, learn Canadian history and meet people from around the world.
Every four months, Veterans Affairs Canada hires 15-18 dynamic students from across Canada to work as guides at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial and the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial in northern France.
To apply, you must:
- be a full-time post-secondary student
- be fluently bilingual in English and in French
- have strong public speaking skills, and
- have experience working with the public
- welcome visitors from around the world
- provide information on Canada’s military history for visitors to understand and appreciate Canada’s First World War memorials in Europe
- answer questions about local attractions and points of interest
- give guided tours outdoors of preserved battlefields, trenches and underground tunnels, and in visitors’ centres
- participate in remembrance activities and events
As a student guide, you will:
- have a once-in-a-lifetime experience and develop lifelong friendships
- learn about Canadian history including soldiers’ achievements and sacrifices
- immerse yourself in French culture and language
- serve as an ambassador for Canada and your province…and choose to share your experience through VAC’s social media platforms!
- hear personal stories from visitors that you’ll never forget
- hone your public speaking skills
- travel in Europe on your free time (Arras is about an hour from Paris by train!)
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